Mar 1st, 2010
Coders and their providers can bone up on coding, regulation, compliance, and billing while earning continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing medical education (CMEs) at AAPC’s 2010 National Conference in Nashville, Tenn. on June 6–9.  This annual event draws thousands of attendees including doctors, medical coders, and office/practice managers to connect on the business side ...
In Coding
Jul 1st, 2008
This month we follow the ICD-10-CM roadmap to crosswalking with general equivalence mappings (GEMs). The GEM system, developed by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), maps ICD-10-CM and the ICD-9-CM volumes one and two and helps facilities and payers create crosswalks. You can access it on the CMS Web site at: www.cms.hhs.gov/ICD10. Mapping—or crosswalking—helps ...